Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday [4]

This Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's top ten is something near and dear to me: quotes.  I have a great love for the written and spoken word and collect these words as often as I can.  Most of the quotes below are from a specific book, but others are simply from the authors.

Top Ten Favorite Quotes

  1. "When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through." - Nicholas Sparks, in Dear John
  2. "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." - Victor Hugo
  3. "Basically, I have two speeds.... Hostile or smart-aleck.  Your choice." - James Patterson, in Saving the World and Other extreme Sports
  4. "Once you had put the pieces back together, even though you may look intact, you were never quite the same as you'd been before the fall." - Jodi Picoult
  5. "Forget regret, or life is yours to miss." - Jonathan Larson, in RENT
  6. "In three worlds I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
  7. "The worst thing you can do is be a liar.... Okay, fine, yes, the worst thing you can be is a Nazi, but then number two is a liar.  Nazi one, liar two." - Justin Halpern, in Shit my Dad Says
  8. "I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free." - Emily Brontë, in Wuthering Heights
  9. "I think literature is best when it's voicing what we would prefer not to talk about." - Rick Moody
  10. "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville
A lot of these quotes speak to me on a personal level, but sometimes you just need a little fun thrown in too.  What are your favorite quotes?

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